Radford University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,407

5.95% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,573

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.65%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

74.3%

14,620 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

9,418

91.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

55.2%

1,121 Graduates

About

Radford University is a higher education institution located in Radford city, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Radford University were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (204 degrees awarded), Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (158 degrees), and General Psychology (152 degrees).

In 2017, 2,345 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Radford University. 59.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,809 degrees), 8.11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (223 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Radford University is $7,407, which is $-13,326 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Radford University is $7,407, which is $-13,326 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,573.

In 2017, 50% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,407

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Radford University was $7,407. The cost of tuition at Radford University is $-13,326 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$13,573

2017 Value

3.63%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Radford University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,573. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Radford University grew by 3.63%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,405

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Radford University was of $8,405 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 9.09% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

50%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

50% of undergraduate students at Radford University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 6.38% with respect to 2016, when 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

5.65%

2016 Default Rate

137

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Radford University was 5.65%, which represents 137 out of the 2425 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Radford University received 14,620 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 96.3% annual growth. Out of those 14,620 applicants, 10,866 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.3% acceptance rate.

There were 9,418 students enrolled at Radford University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Radford University has an overall enrollment yield of 17%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

10,866

Accepted Out of 14,620

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Radford University was 74.3% (10,866 admissions from 14,620 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 81.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 96.3%, while admissions grew by 79.7%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Radford University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Radford University has a total enrollment of 9,418 students. The full-time enrollment at Radford University is 8,603 students and the part-time enrollment is 815. This means that 91.3% of students enrolled at Radford University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Radford University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.3% White, 15.7% Black or African American, 6.36% Hispanic or Latino, 5.01% Two or More Races, 1.44% Asian, 0.212% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.117% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Radford University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.2%), followed by White Male (28.2%) and Black or African American Female (10.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (63.9%), followed by White Male (16.8%) and Black or African American Female (5.23%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Radford University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,418 students. The full-time enrollment at Radford University is 8,603 and the part-time enrollment is 815. This means that 91.3% of students enrolled at Radford University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Radford University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Radford University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,436

  2. Black or African American

    1,478

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    599

The enrolled student population at Radford University is 68.3% White, 15.7% Black or African American, 6.36% Hispanic or Latino, 5.01% Two or More Races, 1.44% Asian, 0.212% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.117% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 154 students (1.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 445 more women than men received degrees from Radford University. The majority of degree recipients at Radford University are white (1,809 degrees awarded). There were 8.11 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (223 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Radford University is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (204 degrees awarded), followed by Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (158 degrees) and General Psychology (152 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Radford University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (205 degrees awarded), Communications (164 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (82 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Radford University are Elementary & middle school teachers (374,236 people), Other managers (290,524 people), Postsecondary teachers (158,221 people), Customer service representatives (133,087 people), and Human resources workers (125,101 people).

The most specialized majors at Radford University are Interdisciplinary Studies (205 degrees awarded), Communications (164 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (82 degrees), Psychology (188 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (162 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Radford University are Surgeons, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Radford University are Interdisciplinary Studies (205 degrees awarded), Communications (164 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (82 degrees), Psychology (188 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (162 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Radford University are Elementary & secondary schools (764,458 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (431,916 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (386,158 people), Computer Systems Design (213,889 people), and Outpatient care centers (204,943 people).

The most specialized majors at Radford University are Interdisciplinary Studies (205 degrees awarded), Communications (164 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (82 degrees), Psychology (188 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (162 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Radford University.

Most Common

  1. 204 degrees awarded

  2. 158 degrees awarded

  3. 152 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Radford University was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 204 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 950

  2. 1,395

In 2017, 950 degrees were awarded to men at Radford University, which is 0.681 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,395).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 110 degrees were awarded to men at Radford University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.97 times more than the 37 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 179 degrees were awarded to women at Radford University in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 7.16 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%

100% Completion Time

59%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 44% of students graduating from Radford University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (85.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Radford University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (85.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.803% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,809 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    223 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    135 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Radford University is white (1,809 degrees awarded). There were 8.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (223 degrees).

2.05% of degree recipients (48 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,096 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    713 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    128 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Radford University is white female (1,096 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (713 degrees).

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Operations

Radford University has an endowment valued at nearly $50.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $856k (1.7%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Radford University had a total salary expenditure of $204M. Radford University employs 154 Professors, 126 Associate professors, and 111 Assistant professors. Most academics at Radford University are Male Professors (88), Female Assistant professors(67), and Female Professors (66).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Radford University are: Management, with 161 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 161 employees, and Service with 140 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$50.3M

2017 Endowment

12%

growth from 2016

Radford University has an endowment valued at about $50.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Radford University grew 12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $17.2M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $4.04M - Federal

  2. $1.22M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Radford University received $4.04M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.22M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$82M

2017 Salaries

1.87%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Radford University paid a median of $82M in salaries, which represents 40.2% of their overall expenditure ($204M) and a 1.87% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.7% growth from 2015 and a 1.02% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$34.9M

Instructional Salaries

460

Number of Employees

In 2017, Radford University paid a total of $34.9M to 460 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

154 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

161 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Radford University were Professor with 154 employees; Associate professor with 126 employees; and Associate professor with 111 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Radford University were Management with 161 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 161 employees; and Service with 140 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Radford University was Male Professor with 88 employees, Female Assistant professor with 67 employees, and Female Professor with 66 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Radford University.

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